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In the last few weeks we have seen an impressive mobilization by our nation’s high school students to tackle one of the most nefarious political issues that affects this country: gun violence. Many people question whether anything can be done about it given the power that lobbyists, most notably from the National Rifle Association, have over cowardly politicians. Yet, that does not mean that we lack information about what we need to do to stop this epidemic.

In a study published just a few days ago by the Interdisciplinary Group on Preventing School and Community Violence titled, “Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America,” researchers of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment, a Florida-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the study and prevention of violence, provided guidelines to reduce gun violence while at the same time protecting Constitutional rights.


This work was originally published in The Edwardsville Intelligencer.



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